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financial report: overdose and substance use disorders (november 2019)

research brief: hospital stays for mental disorders - 2018 (October 2019)

cancer hospitalizations for pennsylvania children (september 2019)


This research brief examines cancer hospitalizations for Pennsylvania children (under age 18) during the three-year period 2016, 2017 and 2018. On average, there were eight hospital admissions per day for children with a cancer diagnosis during this time period. Included are breakdowns by age and cancer type. Rates by county are also shown.

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Hospitalizations for opioid overdose: three-year review (September 2019)

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As part of a series that examines hospitalizations for patients whose reason for admission was opioid overdose, this installment explores data from 2016, 2017 and 2018. Changes in the number of hospital admissions for overdose of heroin and pain medication are included as well as in-hospital mortality rates. Population-based rates by county are also shown.

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common procedures report (august 2019)


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pediatric and congenital heart surgery (june 2019)

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery


This report provides volume and risk-adjusted operative mortality data on pediatric and congenital heart surgeries performed in six children’s hospitals—five in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware—that volunteered to have their data publicly reported. Included are results for ten widely performed surgeries meant to help families make important treatment decisions. The report also shows the total number of operations performed by each hospital and separately reports outcomes for infants less than 31 days old. Data reported is for 2014-2017.

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Hospitalizations for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome - 2018 (june 2019)

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This research brief examines newborn birth admissions involving drug withdrawal, or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Newborns suffering from drug withdrawal are much more likely to have complications and tend to stay in the hospital longer.

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